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Volkswagen cops fines, charges, arrest in Dieselgate plea

Volkswagen has agreed to plead guilty to three criminal charges in the United States over the long-running dieselgate saga. The company has also agreed to pay a total of US$4.3billion in fines while six Volkswagen executives have been charged over the emissions scandal...

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2017 Bentley Continental Supersports: World's fastest four-seater revealed
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2017 Bentley Continental Supersports: World's fastest four-seater revealed

The new Bentley Continental Supersports coupe and convertible have been unveiled, and they are claimed to be the fastest four-seat luxury vehicles of their type in the world. Under the bonnet, the new Continental Supersports model has a version of the company's 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine, which has been tuned to deliver 522kW of power at 6000rpm, and 1017Nm between 2050 and 4500rpm...


Most searched car brands of 2016
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Most searched car brands of 2016

Google has revealed its most searched automotive brands of 2016 - and the most popular car make may surprise you. Honda topped the 2016 most searched brands list, followed by German luxury brand Mercedes-Benz and electric car powerhouse Tesla. Teenage daydreamers looked up Lamborghini, while Swedish premium maker Volvo's new design language has clearly had an effect on potential customers, with it ranking fifth...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 16, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 16, 2016

Hi there, Tegan Lawson with you at the CarAdvice.com news desk. Let’s take a look at what’s been making headlines this week. It’s been a brilliant year for Subaru in Australia, on track to notch up its best year on record with sales up 8 per cent to the end of November...


CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 16, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: The weekly wrap for December 16, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Bentley Bentayga Diesel review
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2017 Bentley Bentayga Diesel review

While the W12 offers ballistic performance, it's the diesel Bentley Bentayga that ticks the practicality box. Paul Maric goes for a drive.

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Bentley Bentayga recalled for seat and instrument fix: 17 vehicles affected
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Bentley Bentayga recalled for seat and instrument fix: 17 vehicles affected

Bentley is recalling 17 of its Bentayga SUVs this week (of around 34 sold in Australia thus far), over concerns a manufacturing fault could cause seat and instrument panel components to come loose. The manufacturer reports that it has identified missing data records for bolted joints in the seat system and instrument panel...


11 strange car names: What were they thinking?
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11 strange car names: What were they thinking?

When it comes to naming a car, sometimes a manufacturer gets it right. Think of the Rolls Royce Phantom, Lamborghini Aventador or Aston Martin Vanquish. They're names that just roll off the tongue. But sometimes they get it horribly wrong, like the amphibious crossover, Tang Hua Detroit Fish (above)...


Bentley 'Be Extraordinary' tour kicks off in Melbourne, introduces financing options
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Bentley 'Be Extraordinary' tour kicks off in Melbourne, introduces financing options

Bentley has kicked off its Be Extraordinary tour in Melbourne, with the brand showcasing four models and a new, more affordable way of entering the Bentley brand. With plans to expand the tour to include Brisbane, Bathurst, Sydney and Perth, the tour kicked off this week on the banks of the Yarra in Melbourne...


Bentley 'Be Extraordinary' tour kicks off new finance product
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Bentley 'Be Extraordinary' tour kicks off new finance product

Bentley has announced the launch of Bentley Financial Services in Australia, which the brand says will make the brand more accessible to some buyers. Bentley Financial Services launches with the availability of two financial service products for buyers of the Bentley Continental GT V8 and Bentley Flying Spur V8...


2018 Bentley Flying Spur mule spied
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2018 Bentley Flying Spur mule spied

The next-generation Bentley Flying Spur sedan has been spied in Europe wearing the body of the second-generation Porsche Panamera. A quick search of the UK government database reveals that this "Porsche" is actually registered to Bentley, and features a 4.0-litre petrol engine under the bonnet. This prototype is most likely powered by a version of Porsche's new 4...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 14, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 14, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 14, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for October 14, 2016

Hi there, Tegan Lawson with you at the CarAdvice.com News Desk. Making headlines this week, the final four Fords built here in Australia will go up for auction on Saturday October 15. It comes after the final Falcon and Territory rolled off the production line in northern Melbourne last Friday...


Volkswagen Group won't sell brands to cover Dieselgate costs
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Volkswagen Group won't sell brands to cover Dieselgate costs

The chairman of the Volkswagen Group has denied the company is planning to sell off some of its brands to help pay for costs related to the Dieselgate emissions cheating saga. According to Reuters, Hans Dieter Poetsch, chairman of Volkswagen's supervisory board, has told Boersen-Zeitung that the company is "not thinking of selling parts of our brands"...


Bentley bringing back full-service refuelling... to wherever you are
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Bentley bringing back full-service refuelling... to wherever you are

If being a Bentley owner already wasn’t lavish enough, the company has now commenced a trial for an on-demand 24-hours fuel delivery service in California. Partnering with US start-up company, Filld - a mobile app-based fuel delivery service - the sports luxury marque has commenced its ‘Filld for Bentley’ trial, part of its on-going connected car strategy...


CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 23, 2016
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CarAdvice News Desk: the weekly wrap for September 23, 2016

Welcome to the CarAdvice.com News Desk, a regular video wrap of the latest happenings in the automotive world and Australia's new-car market. Keeping you in the loop, Tegan Lawson presents a weekly video from the CarAdvice Garage, with everything you need to know about the week in news and reviews...


2017 Bentley Bentayga Diesel revealed and detailed
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2017 Bentley Bentayga Diesel revealed and detailed

The Bentley Bentayga Diesel, the first ever compression ignition model from the luxury marque, has been unveiled ahead of the 2016 Paris motor show. Under the bonnet, the Bentayga Diesel features a 4.0-litre V8 engine assisted by two sequential twin-scroll turbochargers and an electric supercharger running off a 48V power system...


Ford, Volvo, Rolls-Royce and others skipping Paris motor show - UPDATE
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Ford, Volvo, Rolls-Royce and others skipping Paris motor show - UPDATE

Update - Volkswagen subsidiaries Bentley and Lamborghini have also pulled out of the Paris motor show as the German company cuts spending after the 'Dieselgate' saga. See bottom of article for details Big name manufacturers including Ford, Volvo and Rolls-Royce have chosen to skip the Paris motor show next month, choosing to spend their marketing dollars elsewhere...


2017 Bentley Flying Spur W12 S revealed ahead of Paris debut
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2017 Bentley Flying Spur W12 S revealed ahead of Paris debut

The Bentley Flying Spur W12 S has been revealed overnight ahead of its debut at the Paris motor show next month. The new Flying Spur W12 S has a more powerful version of the company's 6.0-litre twin-turbo W12 engine, now pumping out 467kW of power and 820Nm of torque, with peak torque available from 2000rpm...


Bentley EXP 10 coupe, EXP 9 SUV designer to take over exterior styling job
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Bentley EXP 10 coupe, EXP 9 SUV designer to take over exterior styling job

The man behind the muscular and low-slung EXP 10 Speed 6 concept, expected to preview Bentley's future look, will now head the company's exterior styling team. John Paul Gregory, a veteran of the Volkswagen Group now into his eighth year with the Bentley brand, will report to design director Stefan Sielaff...